A Child’s Perspective
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On the return from their trip, the father asked the son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad!”
“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have a whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, and they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son said, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.
Appreciate every single thing you have!
So yesterday I went to a lovely awards ceremony and lunch with my colleagues from friendly call. It was called the cork city northside awards and it was organised by a local credit union. There was a lovely atmosphere there. We got presented with a cheque for 5000 euro. Our supervisor said we are going to buy a bus, a mini bus to transport clients to and from hospital appointments with the money we got yesterday. Lunch was really good too. We had a 3 course meal. A starter, main and dessert and tea or coffee. I had a lovely chicken and mushroom volavont, beef for the main and the dessert was a sampler of a couple of different desserts which was absolutely gorgeous. I know I am dieting, but yesterday I decided to just eat what was there, and not worry too much about the diet. And I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed my food. We had photos taken too at the presentation but I dont have copies of them at the moment so cant share any with you all my lovely readers. But overall yesterday was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience and I am so glad and so grateful that I got the opportunity to go to the ceremony and lunch. Thank you friendly call for a wonderful outing.
Never let the fear of the fall discourage you from the climb. There’s beauty up there and it’s worth the risk.
Prompt for sept 22nd: Youthful
Being young at heart, equals smart
Prompt 23rd September: Territory
My dog, his territory, my bed
prompt 24th September: Frogs
Froggy princess, our little, adelle, smily 🙂
I think this is what we all want to hear: That we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful and strong.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Over the weekend, I promised my nephew that I’d give him a fidget spinner that I had, that someone gave me, but that I didn’t want any longer. He was delighted, and very enthusiastic about it.
On sunday when I went home to my own house from my parents, I meant to get it and give it to him. He didn’t come with us as he was out with his cousins then. I totally forgot to get it and give it to my mom to give to him. Naturally he was very upset about this. He wanted my sister to go back to my house to get it.
So I promised him that today I’d give it to him. And when he arrived with my mom I had it ready for him. He was thrilled and gave me a huge hug. A simple little fidget spinner, makes him so happy. How cute is that.
With all the tech gadgets, tablet, phone, etc, who’d have thought a fidget spinner would make his day? Its just so simple. I am very happy that I could make him happy. I will treasure his hug. It is going on my things to be thankful for list for today.